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Increased volumes for Scottish strawberries

Scottish berry grower and supplier, Angus Soft Fruits, is celebrating a record-breaking season.

They have produced more than double the amount of their premium AVA strawberries this summer when compared to last year reports .

So far this year, Angus Soft Fruits has increased the supply of AVA strawberries by 109% year on year, with the company putting the bumper season down to the milder spring and summer enjoyed across the north-east of Scotland, which helped to create optimal berry growing conditions.

Angus Soft Fruits also believe the increased yield is thanks to the expertise of their exclusive group of growers, who are now more experienced growing these premium varieties of strawberries.

Developed from years of research by Angus Soft Fruits’ in-house breeding programme, AVA strawberries have been bred for exceptional flavour, texture, appearance, and shelf life. AVA strawberries are also more resistant to disease, produce a higher yield and have been optimised for speed of picking and sustainability.

Lochy Porter, chairman of Angus Soft Fruits, said: ‘At Angus Soft Fruits, we are committed to producing great tasting berries, and we are delighted with how this year’s AVA strawberry crop has performed. Thanks to our specialist breeding programme, talented growing team, and a bit of luck with the weather, we’ve managed to deliver the highest volume of AVA strawberries to date helping to satisfy increasing demand from customers.

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